Thursday, January 17, 2019

More Than Expected

" inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected."  -  Carre Otis

I really can't remember the last time a snow fall here has been higher than my hiking boots.

They downgraded our snowfall amount to 1 - 3 inches.  I was a little skeptical and cancelled our driving plans...I was glad I did.

We ended up with way more than they expected, about 11 inches of heavy, wet snow.  Beautiful...just not good for traveling.

It wasn't terribly cold.  When the snow stopped, I went out with my camera.  My bare fingers did get chilly, but a well timed hot-flash warmed me up quickly. :)

I found a tree and a bush who couldn't quite let go of their last leaves...

The empty bird feeder was full of snow.

Since we were staying at home, we somehow decided to tackle cleaning out a walk-in closet.  There was so much more in there than I expected.  It was like a walk down memory lane looking at the old toys and clothes.  Megan, my daughter, was really good about getting rid of things.  It's me who gets emotionally attached, especially when the stories start flowing.  We laughed, tears streaming, belly hurting laughs.  It was really nice to relive some of those memories again.  

I'm being brave this year and growing out my grey hair.  My Hair Lady thought highlighting it would be best way to blend in the grey with my natural color rather than a straight, obvious transition line.  My hair is much lighter with the highlights.  It's a big change.  There is also more grey hair than I expected.  (Why does grey hair always grow where it is most obvious, right in front and down the part?)  I knew there was a lot, but wow.  I guess the grey hair is just what comes along with all the wisdom of my years. :)

I hope you have found more than you expected this week...all in good ways.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!


Thursday, January 10, 2019


"Find your passion, love with every ounce of your bones, stand up for things that matter, don't settle, don't apologize for who you are.  Be brave."  -  Anonymous

I couldn't remember...

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Merry Christmas!

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have; you will never, ever have enough."  -  Oprah 

Friday, September 28, 2018


"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."  
-  Maya Angelou

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ohio Rocks!

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." -  Henry Miller

I bought a new book.

Thursday, August 23, 2018


"You will be blessed the moment you realize you already are."  -  Bryant McGill

I am blessed.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

100 Day Project

"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."  -  Les Brown

At first, I planned to take pictures of anything I found beautiful, not necessarily flowers.  But my project #seebeautyhere has evolved into flower and nature pictures, a majority documenting my yard coming back to life after a long winter. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What Are You Looking At?

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."  -  Lewis Carroll